Toronto 2013 Deal Report: A24 grabs Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Enemy,' more
As the Toronto Film Festival winds down this weekend, we’ve rounded up a list of the deals coming out of the annual fest. For a complete look at all the deals, combine this list with our first deal report of the week. Here’s what’s happened since:
A24 is close to gaining the U.S. distribution rights to Jake Gyllenhaal’s Enemy, which also stars Melanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon and tells the story of a history professor who sees his double in a film and decides to track him down. It’s based on an adaptation of ose Saramago’s novel The Double. [Variety]
Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to Fred Schepisi’s romance, Words and Pictures, which stars Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche as a writer struggling with losing his talent and an artist struggling with her body’s abilities (or lack thereof).
Starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan, Joe, which is based on the novel by Larry Brown, follows an ex-con who forms a protective friendship with a young boy. Artificial Eye has acquired the U.K. rights to the David Gordon Green-directed film, with Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate close to acquiring the U.S. rights. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Open Road and XLrator Media have landed the rights to All Is By My Side, the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre Benjamin. The film is written and directed by John Ridley. [Variety]
Raven Banner Entertainment has grabbed Canadian rights to Austrian horror thriller The Station about a group of scientists located in the Alps who realize a nearby glacier is leaking a liquid that is mutating the wildlife. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Darclight Films has landed the horror film Full Moon, directed by former stuntman Lauro Chartrand. The film is set to go into production later this year. [Deadline]
D films has acquired Canadian rights to Shira Piven’s dramatic comedy Welcome to Me, which stars Kristen Wiig as a woman “suffering from dissociative personality disorder who wins the lottery only to spend the money on a cable access talk show about herself.” The cast also includes Linda Cardellini, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and James Marsden. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Tribeca Film has landed the rights to Marion Vernoux’s Les beaux jours (Bright Days Ahead), a love story about a man who falls in love with a much older woman. The film stars Fanny Ardant and Laurent Lafitte.
It looks like Relativity could be partnering with Blumhouse Productions to nab Mike Flanagan’s Oculus, a horror film that follows a brother and sister who team up to take down the paranormal entity they believe is responsible for their parent’s going mad. [Deadline]
CBS Films has U.S. rights to The F Word starring Daniel Radcliffe as a medical school dropout who won’t give up on romance despite a string of bad relationships. [The Hollywood Reporter]